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Freedom adds BIA to its distribution panel

Freedom Lending, the Wilmslow based specialist mortgage lender, has added Berkley Independent Advisers to its distribution panel.

BIA is a subsidiary of Berkeley Berry Birch. The company, which serves both authorised representatives and directly authorised brokers, will market the entire Freedom Lending product range, which includes self-cert, buy-to-let, let-to-buy and sub-prime products, to mortgage brokers throughout the UK.

Colin Snowdon, managing director at Freedom Lending, says: “Berkeley Independent Advisers has enjoyed a strong reputation for many years and its great news that they will be joining our panel of distributors. Everyone at Freedom Lending is looking forward to working with the BIA team in Coventry over the coming weeks.”

Dale Knight, director of mortgages at BIA, says: “We are very pleased to be adding Freedom Lending to the Berkeley Mortgage Club. Our members can place business with Freedom via our two approved packagers, Members Mortgages and IMB. Freedoms affordability calculation and its on-track range are both refreshing ways of solving age-old problems and I have no doubt they will prove to be extremely popular with our members.”


PMI appoints finance director

PMI Mortgage Insurance Company has appointed Aodh ѠMurch as finance director. ѠMurch will manage the companys finance department across all European markets in which PMI Europe operates. He will also contribute to PMI Europes business planning and the companys strategic direction. ѠMurch will report directly to Tony Porter, managing director and chief operation officer of […]

HLIS launches Diamond

Heath Lambert Insurance Services has launched Admiral Groups Diamond home insurance. This follows the successful launch of home insurance earlier in the year.David Rudd, business development director at HLIS, says: We are delighted to be working with the Admiral Group in developing and delivering home insurance products for their and Diamond customers. There […]

Lender body appoints Batchelor as chairman

The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association has appointed Guy Batchelor, sales and marketing director of Platform, as its next chairman. From January 1 next year, Batchelor will take over the position from the IMLA’s current chairman Tim Dawson, managing director of Mortgage Express. Batchelor says: “I’m obviously pleased with the appointment and look forward to the […]


Neptune video: Abenomics: the impetus for Japan’s fast-track recovery?

The remarkable performance of the TOPIX over the past year has caused many sceptical equity investors to look again at the Japanese market. These returns have come despite very significant problems facing the Japanese economy. Chris Taylor, manager of the Neptune Japan Opportunities Fund, discusses these problems and whether Abenomics will be able to overcome them, enabling the market to continue to rise.

In the video, Taylor addresses the following:

• The size and speed of Japan’s unprecedented monetary policy
• Abenomics and the implications should it fail
• Corporate Japan and beneficiaries of government policy


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